abscissio infiniti

noun
ab·​scis·​sio in·​fi·​ni·​ti | \ abˈsisēˌōˌinfəˈnīˌtī \
plural abscissiones infiniti\ -​ˌsisēˈōˌnēˌzin-​ \

Definition of abscissio infiniti

: a logical process using successive exclusions of the inapplicable for the purpose of determining a true conclusion or the classification of a subject — compare method of exclusion

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First Known Use of abscissio infiniti

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abscissio infiniti

borrowed from New Latin, “abscission of that which is infinite”

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“Abscissio infiniti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abscissio%20infiniti. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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